AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon/A-series processors, Gamer's Guardian

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The Asus Crossblade Ranger Desktop Motherboard is part of Asus' Republic of Gamers (ROG) series of gaming-oriented motherboards. It has an AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset and uses Intel Ethernet LANGuard + GameFirst III technology. For sound quality, it uses SupremeFX 2014 + Sonic Radar II, and employs Gamer's Guardian for reliability and durability.

Key Features

  • AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon/A-series processors
  • AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset
  • Intel Ethernet + LANGuard + GameFirst III
  • SupremeFX 2014 + Sonic Radar II
  • KeyBot instant keyboard upgrade
  • Gamer's Guardian


AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon/A- series processors
Supports CPU up to 4 cores
Supports AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology
AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2666 (O.C.)/2400 (O.C.)/2250 (O.C.)/2200 (O.C.)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support AMD Memory Profile (AMP) memory
Note: The Max. 64GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 16GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

Integrated AMD Radeon R/HD8000/HD7000 Series Graphics in the A-Series APU
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DVI-D/RGB ports
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB
AMD Dual Graphics technology support
Multi-GPU Support
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8, red)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
Please Note:
Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0.
AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset: 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports; support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
Intel I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports: jack-detection, multi-streaming, front panel jack-retasking
- SupremeFX shielding technology
- ELNA premium audio capacitors

Audio Feature:
- DTS connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
- Sonic SoundStage
- Sonic SenseAmp
- Sonic Studio
- Sonic Radar II
USB Ports
ASMedia USB 3.0 controller:
2 x USB 3.0 port (2 at back panel, blue)
AMD A88X FCH (Bolton D4) chipset:
4 x USB 3.0 port (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
8 x USB 2.0 port (2 at back panel, 6 at mid-board)
OS Support
Windows 8.1 32/64-bit
Windows 8 32/64-bit
Windows 7 32/64-bit
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
2 x USB 2.0
1 x optical S/PDIF out
6 x audio jacks
1 x USB BIOS flashback button
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
1 x TPM header
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
1 x CPU OPT fan connectors (1 x 4-pin)
3 x chassis fan connectors (3 x 4-pin)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x system panel
1 x DRCT header
1 x MemOK! button
1 x slow mode switch
7 x ProbeIt measurement points
1 x power-on button
1 x reset button
1 x clear CMOS button
1 x LN2 mode jumper
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1 x KeyBot button
1 x Sonic SoundStage button
64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a, multi-language BIOS
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Form Factor
Dimensions (H x W)
12.0 x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4 cm)
ASUS Crossblade Ranger Desktop Motherboard
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